Self-care is vital year-round, but sometimes, during the busy holiday season, taking care of yourself is something that gets placed on the back burner. But it’s actually during the bustling times that self-care is the most important. Choose to be proactive with your self-care efforts! You’ll set yourself up to stay healthier, be present during memorable moments, and truly enjoy the lively season. Here are a few self-care practices to try during the holiday season.
Diffuse Essential Oils
While all the popular scents of the holidays are enjoyable, being more deliberate in the aromas you inhale can be transformative for your mood. Adding essential oils purposefully to your diffuser will allow you to breathe in a continual, steady infusion and enjoy a long-lasting aromatic experience.
Select an essential oil that supports your current attitude or feelings best. Reach for Lavender if you are looking for a sense of calmness or peace. Citrus is a good option if you need a revitalizing push or want to be uplifted. Eucalyptus is an awesome oil for clarity and helps to sharpen your focus.
Diffusing oils delightfully pairs with a yoga session, meditation exercise, or journaling activity.
Take a Steam Shower
A hot, steamy shower is an easy-to-curate, at-home self-care practice. The warmth helps get your blood flowing, which will invigorate tired muscles. The steam will open up blood vessels and begin to naturally lower blood pressure. The entire process will help you unwind and destress, fostering an overall sense of well-being.
Our 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist was created to give you a therapeutic spa-like steam room experience right in your own bathroom. Simply turn on the hot water in your shower to get started. When it starts to get steamy, spritz a few sprays of the ShowerMist into the steam cloud, away from your eyes.
Rest, Rest, and Rest
We simply cannot overstate the importance of rest. No one can be at their best when they are tired, run-down, and out of energy. But we know that seems like a lofty order during the stressful season when you have a mile-long list of things to do! Plus, it can be difficult to wind down after a full day of shopping, cleaning, and prepping.
For a little support before bedtime, consider a pillow spray or diffusing essential oils like Lavender and Chamomile in a diffuser on your night stand. Pillow sprays are essential oil-based products that are sprayed directly onto bed pillows (or linens). This provides an aromatherapeutic experience that prepares the body, mind, and mood for optimal relaxation. We answered all your pillow spray questions here.
We actually prefer diffusing rather than spraying directly onto linens since there is a lesser chance of contact irritation. Plus diffusing will last for hours!
One Product Does it All
When we created our 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist, we created a diverse product that can be used in many different ways.
First, as we mentioned above, use it in your shower for the ultimate steam relaxation adventure. But you can also use our ShowerMist as a naturally-effective pillow spray alternative. A few sprays on your pillow will allow you to breathe in those amazing benefits while you sleep. Finally, you can add our ShowerMist to a diffuser. Just spray a small bit into the water of your diffuser to steadily release the sensational aroma of the essential oil.
All of our blends are carefully formulated, using only the finest ingredients available on the world market. Plus we offer a variety of scent infusions that can support your current state of mind or the state of mind you want to be in. (Check out our variety pack!)
How do you practice self-care during the holidays?
You’ve got your Tea Tree oil, but now what? How exactly do you use it to experience the popular benefits of this renowned essential oil? Here are some simple tips to rock your tea tree oil use for a healthier, more holistic lifestyle.
Remember: Tea Tree oil is a powerful, potent oil. Just a few drops will go a long way in providing symptomatic relief. Because of its strength, however, Tea Tree oil should usually be mixed with a carrier oil to avoid side effects. This doesn’t dilute the power of the essential oil; it simply protects the contact area.
Scalp Treatment: If you suffer from dandruff or dry scalp, Tea Tree oil will remove dead skin cells and moisturize the affected areas. Simply add 3-4 drops of Tea Tree oil into your favorite natural shampoo to defeat dandruff. This will soothe the itchy skin and promote healthy hair growth.
Cleaning: To make your own natural cleaning spray, mix a few drops of Tea Tree oil with hot water or distilled white vinegar. This will disinfect the areas you spray, plus deodorize your room with the warm, astringent scent. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil to your washing machine to thoroughly disinfect laundry.
Acne: If you are prone to breakouts, Tea Tree oil may be the remedy you need. Using a Q-tip or cotton applicator, carefully dab a bit of the oil straight onto the acne. Since Tea Tree oil is very strong, which can cause severe dryness, dilute the oil by first dipping your Q-tip in water.
Wounds/Scars: Tea Tree oil is the perfect addition to your first aid kit. In fact, it’s been hailed as a “medicine cabinet in a bottle.” It can minimize itching, disinfect wounds, and soothe the redness of sunburns, bug bites, and minor scrapes. It can even promote healing of scars by helping to reduce inflammation. Add 1-2 drops of Tea Tree oil to a healing carrier oil such as Macadamia Nut oil and apply it to the affected area. Or you can use it “neat” (without a carrier oil) directly on the area.
Steam Shower: When you are suffering from allergies or sinus blockage, Tea Tree oil can act as a decongestant. Inhaling the scent will open up your nasal passageways, allowing you to breathe easier. The best way to experience the aromatherapeutic benefits is during your shower. Our Tea Tree Infused Pure Eucalpytus Oil ShowerMist, which combines Tea Tree oil with 100% pure Eucalyptus Oil, works with the steam to open up a stuffy nose.
Diffuser: An essential oil diffuser can allow you to breathe in the purifying benefits of the warm, clarifying scent of Tea Tree oil. Add a few drops of Tea Tree oil to the water tank in your diffuser to help you breathe better, remove bad odors, purify the air, create a lovely smelling ambiance for your room, and uplift your mood.
How else do you use Tea Tree oil? With these ideas, we know you’ll be ready to rock your Tea Tree oil and fully experience the benefits of this amazing essential oil.
Waves of nausea are intense and can hit without warning. Whether caused by stress, digestive issues, medication side effects, or a myriad of other reasons, nausea is sudden, unpleasant, and you want it gone fast! Fortunately, there are several different remedies. Plus, all our suggestions support your healthy, holistic lifestyle.
When your upset stomach makes it difficult to consume the remedy you need, we recommend turning to essential oils. Essential oils penetrate the skin and circulate throughout the body in a matter of minutes. They also work just as well when inhaled deeply into the lungs.
A popular choice for natural nausea relief is Ginger. Ginger is actually derived from a flavorful root known for its sweet, peppery flavor. It can help in treating pregnancy-induced morning sickness, motion sickness, and even nausea after a surgical procedure. This spice is readily available as a lozenge or candy and in teas or ale.
When nausea strikes, many people also reach for Peppermint. And for good reason, too! Peppermint’s strong scent can pack an aromatherapeutic punch. It naturally calms your stomach muscles, which in turn, brings about relief from tightness, sourness, or general discomfort. Items as simple as peppermint tea, gum, or candies can help.
Finally, a lesser-known, but a still effective natural remedy for nausea is lemon and other citrus fruit. The citric acid helps aid digestion and soothe your stomach.
Our top picks for natural nausea relief are our Mint-Infused or Citrus-Infused Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMists. Each product contains 100% pure Eucalyptus oil and 100% pure botanical oils. Simply spray the mist directly into the steam of a shower, get in, and breathe deeply to let the oils do their work. This all-natural, plant-based, steam-distilled mist has no synthetics, alcohols, or petrochemicals.
Other Nausea Relief Tips
Another idea to try for nausea relief is acupressure, the technique of applying pressure to a specific area to release tension, promote circulation, and in turn, relieve symptoms. The pressure point for nausea is located on the inner wrist area. Many people also try light, gentle yoga, deep breathing techniques to de-stress, and activated charcoal. Here’s a blog post that explores those options more in-depth.
We hope you found some ideas to try next time nausea strikes. As an important reminder, if your stomach nausea is more than an inconvenient discomfort, please seek medical attention. Severe cramping, localized pain, or any other sudden symptoms should be examined by a doctor.
What are your go-to remedies for nausea relief? Please share below!
Back to school is an exciting time of year! Teachers are working hard to make their classrooms an inviting, creative space. Students are stirring with the excitement of meeting friends and learning new things. And parents are prepping the home in anticipation of a new, healthy routine.
To prepare everyone for an A+ experience that very first day, use essential oils as part of your home or classroom daily routine.
You’ve poured your heart and soul into creatively planning the best ways to reach your students and teach the material. Still, you may have a secret weapon at your disposal sure to increase attention (and retention): diffusing essential oils.
For a classroom, our Menthol Crystals can be a multi-purpose powerhouse. These all-natural crystals are colorless and clear and are a natural by-product of steam-distilled peppermint essential oil.
Peppermint is one of the top essential oils known to improve focus and concentration. The scent is an invigorating one that will stimulate the young minds in your classroom, allowing them a chance to better focus on and retain the day’s lesson.
An added bonus of our Menthol Crystals: they can be used to deodorize your room! You can easily freshen the air after the students return from an extra active recess or P.E. class.
Back to school brings new friends, new things to learn, and, unfortunately, new germs! While you’re gearing up for the routine of back to school, make sure you’re giving your student (and your home!) the best possible immunity boost.
With just some basic ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and, of course, your favorite essential oil, you can make your own natural, all-purpose cleaners very easily. (Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, and Lemon are some of our favorite oils for cleaning.) With our recipes, you can quickly clean your windows, toilets, and countertops to keep a germ-free house despite your busy schedule.
Using essential oils in your cleaning can help keep germs at bay and break down grease and grime. An added benefit is the lovely scent that these plant-based oils release throughout your home.
With the summer behind you, it’s now time to dive in and do your best work — whether that’s in the classroom or on the sports field. You’ll be studying hard, pushing your body, and finding rest when you can. For many students, essential oils can be your go-to tool for being your best.
To prepare for your day, choose something with a citrus twist in the mornings. Orange, grapefruit, lemon, and lime are energizing scents that will improve your ability to focus. Whether your day starts with a history quiz or a group assignment, you can walk into the classroom ready to master the material.
After a hard practice, your muscles will benefit from the cooling relief of Peppermint. Our Mint-Infused Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist will transform your basic shower into a spa-like steam room and give your muscles the rest they need. After running a hot shower, simply spritz a few sprays of the ShowerMist into the steam and away from the face. Younger students can feel lighter effects by spraying the edge of their tub while soaking. If you need added relief for those sore muscles, try our recipe here for a homemade muscle rub.
Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or student, essential oils can be one of the most “essential” back to school items on your list. Which one of these ideas will you try this school year? Let us know in the comments!
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A dorm room is a small space with a big purpose: to provide the safety and comfort of home. In that one area, you will be sleeping, eating, studying, and socializing — a lot happens in this small space. Our suggestion? Use essential oils to maximize the impact of your home-away-from-home.
With a few basic essentials, you can make sure your dorm room is one that is clean and tidy, keeps you alert when it’s time to focus, promotes peace and rest for optimal self-care, and fosters healing when you’re feeling sick.
A Diffuser: Time to Hit the Books
The best cram sessions take place in college dorm rooms. It’s an easy place to gather friends, grab your notes, and hit the books. Since candles are usually not allowed, a diffuser is a great option to release rousing essential oils into the air. This way, you can enjoy the aromatic benefits without an overwhelming scent. Try spritzing a few sprays of our Mint-Infused 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist into the water in your diffuser. Peppermint provides an invigorating smell that can provide the alertness you need to soak up the material. Eucalyptus is also a good option when you’ve been studying for a while. It’s healing properties can be refreshing to achy muscles or a tense mind.
Yoga Mat Cleaner: Time to Find Your Peace
Whether its an assignment’s due date or an upcoming final, college is stressful. Promote peace and self-care by staying active. After yoga or another gentle exercise, use our Lavender-Infused Yoga Mat Cleaner to wipe down your mat. (Another tip: you can also bring the 2oz travel-sized bottle with you to the gym to clean all kinds of equipment before and after use.) Our Yoga Mat Cleaner is made with pure eucalyptus oil. The plant base and enzymatic action will effectively remove makeup, perspiration, body oils, and dirt without degrading your mat. Our cleaner is yoga practitioner tested and approved! You can also continue using lavender as part of your bedtime routine. It’s known to have calming, sleep-inducing effects that will promote quality sleep.
A Spray Bottle: Time to Freshen Up
Despite balancing classes, homework, and your social life, you’re also responsible for keeping your dorm room clean. But it’s easy (and cost-effective!) to make your own all-purpose cleaner. For a natural way to keep your dorm room germ free, simply fill a spray bottle with distilled white vinegar and add a few drops of eucalyptus oil. Use it wipe down your door handles, your toilet, windows, and most any other hard surface. This will keep germs away and smell fresh too!
Menthol Crystals: Time to Stay Healthy
Bring the steam room to your dorm room! Our Menthol Crystals are clear and all-natural and can give any dorm room a spa-like vibe. These crystals are a product of steam-distilled peppermint essential oil. When heated, the crystals melt and release that wonderful, healing peppermint scent into the air. It can be a natural remedy to common ailments associated with cough, cold, and flu symptoms, as well as headaches, inflammation, and even itching. It’s also a fantastic study aid, as it gives you both respiratory and mental clarity. Having menthol crystals in your dorm room will be a step toward staying healthy all semester.
What other natural essentials do you think are a must for college students living in a dorm room?
Energy slumps happen throughout the day, but essential oils provide a natural, aromatic way to get those energy levels back up quickly. Here are our three favorite picks, all of which are proven to awaken your senses and help you function at your best all day long.
A Gentle Jolt: Citrus
For a natural, energetic boost, reach for a citrus blend of essential oils. The zesty, upbeat scents of orange, lemon, grapefruit, and lime provide a powerful, energetic kick when you need it most. It’s a lively scent that will leave you feeling energized, refreshed, and ready to tackle whatever comes your way.
Citrus also aids in reducing stress and sharpening your ability to focus. Our Citrus-Infused 100% Pure Eucalyptus Shower Mist gives a gentle jolt in the morning without compromising your skin. You can also diffuse citrus at your desk to keep your creative juices flowing throughout the day.
Pep in Your Step: Peppermint
Put a little “pep” in your step with peppermint! As one of the most popular essential oils, the uplifting scent of peppermint can lift your energy levels. Whether you’re feeling the afternoon energy slump or want a quick pick-me-up before a workout, peppermint provides a stimulating, invigorating boost.
The aroma of peppermint can even be a natural, non-toxic replacement to sipping a sugary drink or cup of coffee. Try starting your day with a hot shower and our Mint-Infused 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist for a boost.
Prepare at Night: Lavender
Finally, as the old saying goes, we’re only as good as our weakest link. And in this case, you’re only as good as the sleep you’re getting each night. If you’re feeling drained and depleted during the day, set yourself up for a dream-filled slumber with the use of lavender.
Lavender is known for it’s calming, soothing properties. The sweet, floral scent can quiet your mind and bring relief from stress. By diffusing lavender in your room at night or giving your pillow a quick mist of lavender-infused spray, you’re promoting peaceful sleep and giving yourself the best chance to wake up feeling refreshed.
Did you know? Our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist doubles as a safe and natural pillow mist. Simply spritz a few sprays on your pillow, wait a few seconds for it to dry, and rest easy knowing you’re taking strides toward a night of peaceful sleep.
What other essential oils do you reach for when you need a boost of energy?